CompTIA CySA+

CompTIA CySA+

Description of Course

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an IT workforce certification that applies behavioral analytics to devices to prevent, detect as well as combat all kinds of cybersecurity threats.

Why is it different?

CySA+ is the most advanced cybersecurity analyst certification completely covering performance-based questions involving security analytics, intrusion detection and response. CySA+ is considered to be the most up-to-date security analyst certification that covers all advanced persistent threats in a cybersecurity environment.

As attackers have learned to intrude into the traditional signature-based solutions, such as firewalls so an analytics-based approach within the IT security industry is increasingly in demand by most of the organizations. The behavioral analytics skills that CySA+ covers include identifying and combating malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs), that results in enhanced threat visibility across a broad attack surface.

CompTIA CySA+ certification is for IT professionals looking to gain certain security analyst skills:

  • Performing data analysis and interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats, and risks to an organization.
  • Configuration and usage of threat-detection tools.

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What Skills Will You Learn?

HARDWARE

THREAT MANAGEMENT

Apply environmental reconnaissance techniques using appropriate tools, analyzing results, and implementing recommended response

WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEMS

VULNERABILITY MANAGEMENT

Implement vulnerability management process and analyze results of the scan

NETWORKING

SECURITY ARCHITECTURE & TOOL SETS

Use data to recommend remediation of security issues related to identity and access management and recommend implementation strategy while participating in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

SOFTWARE TROUBLESHOOTING

CYBER-INCIDENT RESPONSE

Distinguish threat data to determine incident impact and prepare a toolkit with appropriate forensics tools, communication strategy, and best practices as a response

Exam Details

Exam CodesCS0-001CS0-002
Launch DateFebruary 15, 2017April, 2020
Exam DescriptionThe CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification verifies that successful candidates have the knowledge and skills required to configure and use threat detection tools, perform data analysis and interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats and risks to an organization, with the end goal of securing and protecting applications and systems within an organization.The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification verifies that successful candidates have the knowledge and skills required to leverage intelligence and threat detection techniques, analyze and interpret data, identify and address vulnerabilities, suggest preventative measures, and effectively respond to and recover from incidents.
Number of QuestionsMaximum of 85 questions
Type of QuestionsMultiple choice and performance-based
Length of Test165 minutes
Passing Score750 (on a scale of 100-900)